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Is the One-Shoulder Back? Imaan Hammam and Shanina Shaik say ‘Yes’


Is the single-sleeve back? According to top models Imaan Hammam and Shanina Shaik, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. At the Universal Music’s Grammy Awards After-Party in New York City, Hammam and Shaik both turned heads in contrasting one-shoulder looks. While the Morrocan-Egyptian beauty wore a black, fitted asymmetrical LBD by Off-White; Shaik opted for a fringed, beaded, two-piece Raisa & Vanessa Couture ensemble.

Hammam chose to accessorize her dress with a pair of black, Matrix-style sunglasses and black pumps. Meanwhile, the Saudi-Pakistani-Australian hybrid added a bit of color to her matching top and skirt look with blue, strappy heels.

Shanina Shaik wears Raisa & Vanessa Couture Universal Music’s Grammys Afterparty in New York City on January 29, 2018. Rex

The single-sleeved trend is a refreshing departure from the off-the-shoulder look of last summer. Who can forget that blue off-the-shoulder Zara dress, which had an entire Tumblr page dedicated to documented sightings of it? For Spring 2018, Saint Laurent, Sonia Rykiel, Antonio Berardi, David Koma, and DVF featured styles with a one-shoulder silhouette and simultaneously rocketed it back onto our wish-list. No less, single-sleeve tops are perfect for the region’s tricky warm during the day and cooler at night temperatures, and can be styled in a variety of chic ways.

Vogue shops one-shoulder tops and dresses to add to your new-season wardrobe:

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